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PR3001   Higher Intermediate Persian 1

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm Mon and 4.00 pm Thu

This is a core language module for all students of Persian in the first year of the Honours programme. It builds on the work covered in the first and second level Persian Language modules. The module will include translation from and into Persian; analysis of more advanced texts; practice in reading and discussing texts; and more advanced Persian conversation. By the end of the module the students are expected to be competent in conversation at a higher intermediate to advanced level on a variety of topics (modern events and Iranian culture), in discussing a range of specific topics; for example, history, contemporary politics and literature, and in reading and translating modern standard Persian texts from newspapers, short stories, etc.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PR2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Oral Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr S Talajooy
Module teaching staff: Dr S Talajooy/ Dr M Ghorbankarimi